Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 (ESV)
Do you want to live a life that is blessed? Do you want to live a life that will prosper? Do you want to live a life that I can use? Who would say no to such questions? Who would not want to live a blessed and prosperous life? Who would not want to be used my you. I certainly want all these things. What must I do to live a blessed and prosperous life? How can I live a life that is ready for your use? You have asked good questions. Many will say that they want to live a blessed and prosperous life. Many will say that they want to live a life that I can use. Few will take the appropriate action. Few will be willing to do what is necessary. Few will implement and put into practice the promises from my word. What do you mean by that?
Do you see a promise here in my word? Yes, I see your word says, if I meditate on your word day and night my life will prosper. Are you willing to meditate on my word day and night? Will you set aside a daily time and place to meet with me in my word? Will you read my word? Will you study my word? Will you meditate on my word? Will you memorize my word? Will you pray my word? Will you put my word into practice in your life? Yes, I will. That is very good.
As you have been meditating on my word, you have done something else as well. Yes, that’s right. Tell me about it. I have not allowed myself to walk in the counsel of the wicked, stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers. I have separated myself from what is not pleasing to you. Has that been difficult? I won’t say it has been easy. But meditating on your word day and night has been changing me. How so? You have been using your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life. That’s right. It is now my delight to live my life with and for you. There is no place I would rather been than in your presence. There is nothing I would rather do than go and serve you. You are helping me to know and do your will. Now, I know for certain that you are blessing and prospering my life. You are allowing me to bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. Yes, I am. That is very good.
Lord, I will not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in a seat with mockers. I will meditate on your word day and night. Use your word to change my heart, transform my mind and guide my life as I love, follow and serve you. Amen
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